Eyre Peninsula Seafoods Kinkawooka and Boston bay mussels are organically grown and sustainably harvested. We believe that nature in its simplest form provides an abundance of nutrition. That’s why we grow our mussels in a 100% natural environment. And we don’t add any preservatives or flavours, so you get only the best-tasting mussels nature has to offer.
Farmed Australian blue mussels are one of the most sustainable seafood choices you can make. That is because mussels play an important part in keeping our oceans healthy.
Every day, one mussel filters up to 20 litres of seawater. As they feed off the natural upwellings of nutrients from the Great Southern Ocean, they filter out phytoplankton and sediments.
Because of this, we don’t need to add any artificial food to feed the mussels that can add unnecessary waste to the environment. This can help prevent algae blooms from occurring and harming the marine ecosystem. And mussels essentially clean the water as they go, they’re a carbon sink meaning they actually remove carbon from their environment. There’s more to these little morsels than a tasty meal!
We know sustainability matters to you… it matters to us, too. We grow our mussels to have zero impact on the environment. We are committed to using sustainable harvesting and processing practices to reduce our impact… and protect the waters for generations to come.
Recently awarded BAP, we are now the only BAP accredited Mussels farmer in Australia and part of the Global seafood alliance (GSA). The Best Aquaculture Practices is the only third-party aquaculture certification program that encompasses the entire production chain, including the processing plant, farm, hatchery and feed mill.
GSA advances responsible seafood practices worldwide through education, advocacy and demonstration. GSA convenes seafood industry leaders, academia and NGOs to collaborate on cross-cutting issues like environmental and social responsibility, animal health and welfare, food safety and more. GSA is a membership driven organization with members including certified producers, corporations and individuals.
At Eyre Peninsula Seafoods, we believe in respecting the environment and minimsing our impact… to create a sustainable future for generations to come. That’s why we take an environmentally friendly approach to everything we do.
Protecting the natural environment
We use biodegradable materials such as cotton in our mussel farms. We use the cotton to secure the baby mussels – known as wild spat – into place as they mature. Over time, as the mussels grow, the cotton sock naturally disintegrates into the water, leaving no harmful particles that could harm the environment or sea life.
Throughout the year we work closely with other fishing associations in the region to keep the beaches and water around Port Lincoln clean.
Every three months we patrol a section of the beach to remove any plastics, fishing rope or rubbish, before it does any harm to the environment or wildlife. After all, we know just how lucky we are to share in the spoils of the ocean, so the least we can do is take the best care we can.
All of our premium mussels are certified organic. That means they meet the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia’s (NASAA) Organic and Biodynamic Standard.
This covers the entire organic supply chain – from input manufacturers, producers and processors to wholesale and retail operations – ensuring organic integrity ‘from paddock to plate’.